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Computers make up the bulk of our daily interaction today. Gone are more traditional and "analog" machineries in place of digital computing. In the past, computers and their hardware components cost a lot, but as years go by and technology develops further, the prices are becoming more affordable.

Each computer is made up of several different components, and depending on your needs, you may or may not need some of them, such as a discrete graphics processing unit.

Computer Motherboard

The motherboard is a core component to any computer. It has a variety of input and output slots to connect other computer hardware components. It is the foundation of the computer They have network adapters built in as well, enabling Wi-Fi and wired networking.

Central Processing Unit (CPU)

The CPU is the brain of a computer, and is where all of the processing of data and tasks happen.

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

All kinds of visuals on the computer go through a GPU. There are two types of GPUs: Integrated in the CPU block, or a discrete GPU which is significantly more powerful for media software and gaming purposes.

Random Access Memory (RAM)

RAM is where the CPU stores temporary information as a placeholder while it runs tasks on your computer. Generally more RAM enables the computer to multi-task better.

Hard Disk Drives (HDD) or Solid State Drives (SSD)

Your data storage devices where your data is all stored. HDDs are mechanical storage drives whereas SSDs are flash-based data storage.

Power Supply Unit (PSU)

It plugs into an electrical wall outlet and powers the computer and the rest of its components.

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You might stumble upon this page in due of searching for a spare part for your laptop or perhaps even to find an addition to your ever-growing personal computer. We get the gist, we're computer geeks too. Computer and laptop hardware are generally the same thing ergo this write-up on hardware for both of them. Scroll further down to search for what you're looking for or click here to indulge in what we have to say about computer hardware.

HyperX Hx316C9Sr/4 is a 512M x 64-bit (4Gb) Ddr3-1600 CL9 Sdram (Synchronous Dram) 1Rx8, memory module, based on eight 512M x 8-bit Fbga components per module. Each module supports Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles). Each module has been tested to run at Ddr3-1600 at a low latency timing of 9-9-9 at 1.5V. The SPDs are programmed to Jedec standard latency Ddr3-1600 timing of 11-11-11 at 1.5V. Each 240-pin Dimm uses gold contact fingers. Jedec standard 1.5V (1.425V ~ 1.575V) Power Supply Vddq = 1.5V (1.425V ~ 1.575V) 800MHz fCK for 1600Mb/sec/pin 8 independent internal banks Programmable CAS latency: 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 Programmable Additive Latency: 0, CL - 2, or CL - 1 clock 8-bit pre-fetch Burst Length: 8 (interleave without any limit, sequential with starting address '000' only), 4 with tCCD = 4 which does not allow seamless read or write (either on the fly using A12 or Mrs) Bi-directional Differential Data Strobe Internal (self) calibration: Internal self calibration through ZQ pin (Rzq: 240 ohm ± 1%) On Die Termination using ODT pin Average Refresh Period 7.8us at lower than Tcase 85°C; 3.9us at 85°C < Tcase < 95°Cº Asynchronous Reset Pcb: Height 1.180 inch (30.00mm), single sided component Memory Memory Size 4096 MB ( 1 module(s) x 4096 MB ) Memory Type Ddr3 Memory Speed 1600 MHz Memory Package Dimm Pin Configuration 240 pins CAS Latency CL9 Module Configuration 512M x 64 Electrical Voltage 1.5 V Environmental Operating Temperature 0 to 85 °C Non Operating Temperature -55 to 100 °C Physical Form Factor Memory Module Case Colour Red Dimensions 13.3 cm (W) x 3.2 cm (D) x
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HyperX Hx316C9Sr/4 is a 512M x 64-bit (4Gb) Ddr3-1600 CL9 Sdram (Synchronous Dram) 1Rx8, memory module, based on eight 512M x 8-bit Fbga components per module. Each module supports Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles). Each module has been tested to run at Ddr3-1600 at a low latency timing of 9-9-9 at 1.5V. The SPDs are programmed to Jedec standard latency Ddr3-1600 timing of 11-11-11 at 1.5V. Each 240-pin Dimm uses gold contact fingers. Jedec standard 1.5V (1.425V ~ 1.575V) Power Supply Vddq = 1.5V (1.425V ~ 1.575V) 800MHz fCK for 1600Mb/sec/pin 8 independent internal banks Programmable CAS latency: 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 Programmable Additive Latency: 0, CL - 2, or CL - 1 clock 8-bit pre-fetch Burst Length: 8 (interleave without any limit, sequential with starting address '000' only), 4 with tCCD = 4 which does not allow seamless read or write (either on the fly using A12 or Mrs) Bi-directional Differential Data Strobe Internal (self) calibration: Internal self calibration through ZQ pin (Rzq: 240 ohm ± 1%) On Die Termination using ODT pin Average Refresh Period 7.8us at lower than Tcase 85°C; 3.9us at 85°C < Tcase < 95°Cº Asynchronous Reset Pcb: Height 1.180 inch (30.00mm), single sided component Memory Memory Size 4096 MB ( 1 module(s) x 4096 MB ) Memory Type Ddr3 Memory Speed 1600 MHz Memory Package Dimm Pin Configuration 240 pins CAS Latency CL9 Module Configuration 512M x 64 Electrical Voltage 1.5 V Environmental Operating Temperature 0 to 85 °C Non Operating Temperature -55 to 100 °C Physical Form Factor Memory Module Case Colour Red Dimensions 13.3 cm (W) x 3.2 cm (D) x
HyperX Impact Ddr4 Sodimm Powerful So-Dimm performance optimized for Intel’s 100 series chipset. Make an Impact in your game with powerful HyperX® Impact Ddr4 So-Dimm. It automatically overclocks to the highest frequency published, up to 2666MHz*, without the need to adjust system Bios settings, to support platforms that use Intel’s latest CPU technologies. You get instant top-level performance with lower voltage that helps your system run cooler, quieter and more efficiently. All you’ll ever miss is lag time. HyperX Impact Ddr4 has a slim form for easy installation in slim or ultra-slim notebooks and features a sleek black design with a matching black PCB that adds an aggressive look. - Fast performance for Intel’s 100 series-based So-Dimm systems - Automatic overclocking to the highest frequency published - At 1.2V, lower voltage than Ddr3 - Slim form and sleek black design *HyperX Ddr4 PnP memory will run in most Ddr4 systems up to the speed allowed by the manufacturer's system Bios. PnP cannot increase the system memory speed faster than is allowed by the manufacturer's Bios. Memory Memory layout (modules x size) 1 x 4 GB Internal memory 4 GB Component for Notebook Memory form factor 260-pin So-Dimm CAS latency 13 Memory voltage 1.2 V Unbuffered memory Yes Package type So-Dimm Memory type Pc-17000 Memory channels Dual Memory ranking 1 Memory clock speed 2133 MHz Internal memory type Ddr4 Power Memory voltage 1.2 V Design Colour of product Black Technical details Colour of product Black Number of pins 260 Operational conditions Operating temperature (T-T) 0 - 85 °C Storage temperature (T-T) -55 - 100 °C System requirements Windows operating systems supported Yes Linux operating systems supported Yes Weight & dimensions Width 6.960 cm Height 3 cm Other features Number of pins 260
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HyperX Impact Ddr4 Sodimm Powerful So-Dimm performance optimized for Intel’s 100 series chipset. Make an Impact in your game with powerful HyperX® Impact Ddr4 So-Dimm. It automatically overclocks to the highest frequency published, up to 2666MHz*, without the need to adjust system Bios settings, to support platforms that use Intel’s latest CPU technologies. You get instant top-level performance with lower voltage that helps your system run cooler, quieter and more efficiently. All you’ll ever miss is lag time. HyperX Impact Ddr4 has a slim form for easy installation in slim or ultra-slim notebooks and features a sleek black design with a matching black PCB that adds an aggressive look. - Fast performance for Intel’s 100 series-based So-Dimm systems - Automatic overclocking to the highest frequency published - At 1.2V, lower voltage than Ddr3 - Slim form and sleek black design *HyperX Ddr4 PnP memory will run in most Ddr4 systems up to the speed allowed by the manufacturer's system Bios. PnP cannot increase the system memory speed faster than is allowed by the manufacturer's Bios. Memory Memory layout (modules x size) 1 x 4 GB Internal memory 4 GB Component for Notebook Memory form factor 260-pin So-Dimm CAS latency 13 Memory voltage 1.2 V Unbuffered memory Yes Package type So-Dimm Memory type Pc-17000 Memory channels Dual Memory ranking 1 Memory clock speed 2133 MHz Internal memory type Ddr4 Power Memory voltage 1.2 V Design Colour of product Black Technical details Colour of product Black Number of pins 260 Operational conditions Operating temperature (T-T) 0 - 85 °C Storage temperature (T-T) -55 - 100 °C System requirements Windows operating systems supported Yes Linux operating systems supported Yes Weight & dimensions Width 6.960 cm Height 3 cm Other features Number of pins 260
Great-value micro-ATX H170 with 5X Protection II for dependable stability, Ddr3/ddr3L memory compatibility, and Uefi Bios with EZ Flash 3 - 5X Protection II – Advanced hardware safeguards for all-round protection - Ddr3/ddr3L memory compatibility - Lightning-fast M.2 with PCIe® 3.0 x4 interface - Epic gaming audio with noise-isolation design - Media-acclaimed Uefi Bios with EZ Flash 3 - Easy PC DIY with safe motherboard-mounting design - Fan Xpert 2 advanced fan controls for ultimate cooling and silent performance Advanced Hardware Safeguards Industry-leading 5X Protection II employs the finest components, excellent circuit design, and exacting standards to guarantee quality and long-term durability of your motherboard with all-round protection. For you, that means exceptional protection and stability for your build — the result of decades of engineering experience from the world's leading motherboard brand. LANGuard Pumped-up throughput. 2.5X higher surge tolerance. Asus LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors ensuring a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges. Overvoltage Protection World-class circuit-protecting power design An exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your chipset, connectivity ports, and audio codecs from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies. Dram Overcurrent Protection Short-circuit damage prevention Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to Dram to safeguard the lifespan of both your system and connected devices. Digi VRM Precision control for stable power ASUS-exclusive Digi VRM intelligently delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, reducing energy waste and improving system stability. Stainless-Steel Back I/O 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability Corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times (3X) longer than ordinary panels. ESD Guards Electrostatic discharge (Esd) can happen suddenly, and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. Asus ESD Guards are tested to very high standards, capable of up to /- 10kV for air discharge and /-6kV for contact discharge. We employ an active protective circuit design to guard your system against electrostatic interference and damage, providing greater component longevity. Media-acclaimed Uefi Bios The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical Bios has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily. EZ Flash 3 Update the latest Bios via the internet, and from within the Bios. S.m.a.r.t Check up your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.m.a.r.t) logs to gauge reliability, and even determine if they're about to fail. Q-Fan Control You can configure the fan's operating speed manually, or use the easy pre-configured fan profiles to select Standard, Silent, Turbo, or Full Speed modes! My Favorites Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list. Ultrafast Transfer Speed M.2 With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible. Instant front-panel USB 3.0 Experience We've put USB 3.0 right where you need it — four super-speed ports on the front panel. Experience data-transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 with instant plug-and-play connectivity, so no more back-breaking contortions in the hunt for hard-to-reach rear ports! Safe motherboard mounting Component-free areas to minimize damage risk Fitting your Asus motherboard is now safer than ever. The comprehensive component-free ‘safe zones' around every case-mounting hole minimizes the risk of damage and short circuits caused by contact — so you'll assemble your PC with total confidence! Q-Slot Effortless PCI Express component removal The large winged clip is easy to reach and easy to operate. Just press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and graphics card just pop out. Installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards is no sweat! Q-Dimm Easy memory removal Even if you work with a smaller case, just push down on the one-sided clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out – couldn't be simpler! Fan Xpert 2 Advanced fan controls With onboard thermal detection and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin Pwm/dc mode, Fan Xpert 2 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise! - Auto-Tuning Mode: Scans and detects all fan characteristics for single-click customization. - RPM Fixed Mode: Lowers noise levels to near-0dB silence, allowing you to fix the fan speed. AI Suite 3 One-stop access to innovative Asus features Asus AI Suite 3 offers a brand-new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive Asus features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities. Memory Memory slots 4 Memory slots type Dimm Supported memory types Ddr3-Sdram Memory channels Dual Non-ECC Yes Supported memory clock speeds 1866,1333,1600 MHz Maximum internal memory 64 GB Processor Compatible processor series Core i5, Celeron, Pentium, Core i3 Processor socket Lga1151 Processor family Intel Internal I/O Number of M.2 (M) slots 1 USB 2.0 connectors 2 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors 2 Supported hard disk drive interfaces Serial ATA Iii, M.2 TPM connector Yes Serial port headers 1 S/pdif out connector Yes Number of Sata III connectors 4 Number of Eatx power connectors 1 Number of chassis fan connectors 2 Front panel audio connector Yes EPS power connector (8-pin) Yes CPU fan connector Yes ATX Power connector (24-pin) Yes Back panel I/O ports USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity 4 USB 2.0 ports quantity 2 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity 1 Ps/2 ports quantity 2 Hdmi ports quantity 1 Ethernet LAN (Rj-45) ports 1 Dvi-D ports quantity 1 Technical details Number of displays supported 3 Motherboard chipset family Intel Motherboard chipset Intel H170 Supported hard disk drive interfaces Serial ATA Iii, M.2 Serial port headers 1 On-board graphics adapter No Intel Clear Video HD Technology Yes Motherboard form factor Micro ATX Component for PC Audio Audio system HD Audio output channels 8.1 Networking Ethernet LAN Yes Ethernet interface type Gigabit Performance Intel Extreme Memory Profile (Xmp) Yes Motherboard chipset family Intel Motherboard chipset Intel H170 Raid levels 0, 1, 5, 10 Intel Clear Video HD Technology Yes Audio system HD Audio output channels 8.1 Motherboard form factor Micro ATX Component for PC Graphics Number of displays supported 3 On-board graphics adapter No Graphics adapter family Intel Expansion slots PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots 1 PCI slots 1 Bios Bios type Uefi AMI Clear Cmos jumper Yes Acpi version 5.0 Video Graphics adapter family Intel Storage controllers Raid levels 0, 1, 5, 10 Processor special features Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Intel Smart Response Technology Yes Intel Quick Sync Video Technology Yes Intel InTru 3D Technology Yes Intel Clear Video HD Technology Yes Weight & dimensions Width 24.4 cm Depth 22.4 cm
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Great-value micro-ATX H170 with 5X Protection II for dependable stability, Ddr3/ddr3L memory compatibility, and Uefi Bios with EZ Flash 3 - 5X Protection II – Advanced hardware safeguards for all-round protection - Ddr3/ddr3L memory compatibility - Lightning-fast M.2 with PCIe® 3.0 x4 interface - Epic gaming audio with noise-isolation design - Media-acclaimed Uefi Bios with EZ Flash 3 - Easy PC DIY with safe motherboard-mounting design - Fan Xpert 2 advanced fan controls for ultimate cooling and silent performance Advanced Hardware Safeguards Industry-leading 5X Protection II employs the finest components, excellent circuit design, and exacting standards to guarantee quality and long-term durability of your motherboard with all-round protection. For you, that means exceptional protection and stability for your build — the result of decades of engineering experience from the world's leading motherboard brand. LANGuard Pumped-up throughput. 2.5X higher surge tolerance. Asus LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors ensuring a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges. Overvoltage Protection World-class circuit-protecting power design An exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your chipset, connectivity ports, and audio codecs from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies. Dram Overcurrent Protection Short-circuit damage prevention Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to Dram to safeguard the lifespan of both your system and connected devices. Digi VRM Precision control for stable power ASUS-exclusive Digi VRM intelligently delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, reducing energy waste and improving system stability. Stainless-Steel Back I/O 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability Corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times (3X) longer than ordinary panels. ESD Guards Electrostatic discharge (Esd) can happen suddenly, and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. Asus ESD Guards are tested to very high standards, capable of up to /- 10kV for air discharge and /-6kV for contact discharge. We employ an active protective circuit design to guard your system against electrostatic interference and damage, providing greater component longevity. Media-acclaimed Uefi Bios The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical Bios has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily. EZ Flash 3 Update the latest Bios via the internet, and from within the Bios. S.m.a.r.t Check up your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.m.a.r.t) logs to gauge reliability, and even determine if they're about to fail. Q-Fan Control You can configure the fan's operating speed manually, or use the easy pre-configured fan profiles to select Standard, Silent, Turbo, or Full Speed modes! My Favorites Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list. Ultrafast Transfer Speed M.2 With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible. Instant front-panel USB 3.0 Experience We've put USB 3.0 right where you need it — four super-speed ports on the front panel. Experience data-transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 with instant plug-and-play connectivity, so no more back-breaking contortions in the hunt for hard-to-reach rear ports! Safe motherboard mounting Component-free areas to minimize damage risk Fitting your Asus motherboard is now safer than ever. The comprehensive component-free ‘safe zones' around every case-mounting hole minimizes the risk of damage and short circuits caused by contact — so you'll assemble your PC with total confidence! Q-Slot Effortless PCI Express component removal The large winged clip is easy to reach and easy to operate. Just press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and graphics card just pop out. Installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards is no sweat! Q-Dimm Easy memory removal Even if you work with a smaller case, just push down on the one-sided clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out – couldn't be simpler! Fan Xpert 2 Advanced fan controls With onboard thermal detection and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin Pwm/dc mode, Fan Xpert 2 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise! - Auto-Tuning Mode: Scans and detects all fan characteristics for single-click customization. - RPM Fixed Mode: Lowers noise levels to near-0dB silence, allowing you to fix the fan speed. AI Suite 3 One-stop access to innovative Asus features Asus AI Suite 3 offers a brand-new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive Asus features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities. Memory Memory slots 4 Memory slots type Dimm Supported memory types Ddr3-Sdram Memory channels Dual Non-ECC Yes Supported memory clock speeds 1866,1333,1600 MHz Maximum internal memory 64 GB Processor Compatible processor series Core i5, Celeron, Pentium, Core i3 Processor socket Lga1151 Processor family Intel Internal I/O Number of M.2 (M) slots 1 USB 2.0 connectors 2 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors 2 Supported hard disk drive interfaces Serial ATA Iii, M.2 TPM connector Yes Serial port headers 1 S/pdif out connector Yes Number of Sata III connectors 4 Number of Eatx power connectors 1 Number of chassis fan connectors 2 Front panel audio connector Yes EPS power connector (8-pin) Yes CPU fan connector Yes ATX Power connector (24-pin) Yes Back panel I/O ports USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity 4 USB 2.0 ports quantity 2 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity 1 Ps/2 ports quantity 2 Hdmi ports quantity 1 Ethernet LAN (Rj-45) ports 1 Dvi-D ports quantity 1 Technical details Number of displays supported 3 Motherboard chipset family Intel Motherboard chipset Intel H170 Supported hard disk drive interfaces Serial ATA Iii, M.2 Serial port headers 1 On-board graphics adapter No Intel Clear Video HD Technology Yes Motherboard form factor Micro ATX Component for PC Audio Audio system HD Audio output channels 8.1 Networking Ethernet LAN Yes Ethernet interface type Gigabit Performance Intel Extreme Memory Profile (Xmp) Yes Motherboard chipset family Intel Motherboard chipset Intel H170 Raid levels 0, 1, 5, 10 Intel Clear Video HD Technology Yes Audio system HD Audio output channels 8.1 Motherboard form factor Micro ATX Component for PC Graphics Number of displays supported 3 On-board graphics adapter No Graphics adapter family Intel Expansion slots PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots 1 PCI slots 1 Bios Bios type Uefi AMI Clear Cmos jumper Yes Acpi version 5.0 Video Graphics adapter family Intel Storage controllers Raid levels 0, 1, 5, 10 Processor special features Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Intel Smart Response Technology Yes Intel Quick Sync Video Technology Yes Intel InTru 3D Technology Yes Intel Clear Video HD Technology Yes Weight & dimensions Width 24.4 cm Depth 22.4 cm

PC and Laptop Hardware Singapore: The Only Thing That's Supposed to be Hard in Your Life is Your Hardware

PC and Laptop Hardware Singapore: Getting the Most Out of Your System

Let's say you just bought a laptop and you're thinking of enhancing your first-time experience using it; what would you plan to do? Hook it up to a bigger screen? Add extra RAM into the system? The same goes with PCs. Say that you're planning to build your very own personal computer; where do you start? Do you go for the basics or should you go all out on maximizing the system? These are all the questions we have confidence in answering throughout this article. So, bear with us and you just might be in for a laptop experience or PC build of your life.

First and foremost, you have to be aware of the main components of PCs and laptops. We should mention here that the components for laptops are basically identical to those of PCs but they are traditionally miniaturized and adapted for mobile use. Another matter that we need to bring forward is that components for laptops are not intended to be replaced or upgraded (though RAM and HDD are exceptions). As such, let's briefly go over the main hardware components of PCs and laptops.

The Display

This is the main visual medium component of PCs and laptops, with PCs mainly using an extension of a monitor and laptops having their display built with into their whole system.

The Central Processing Unit

More commonly referred to as CPUs, laptops usually come with 2 processor cores, though modern times have include 4-core systems quite effortlessly. Since PCs can handle much more than laptops, they usually carry 4-8 core processors. The main difference of PC and laptop CPUs is the ability to over-clock, with PCs being known to over-clock their CPUs and GPUs. More on GPUs below.

The Graphical Processing Unit

Most laptops have integrated GPUs into their systems while PCs have the freedom to replace and upgrade.

The Memory

A large number of laptops use SO-DIMM memory modules, half the size of PCs' DIMMs. Unlike the previous 2 components, this part of laptops is replaceable and upgradeable.

The Internal Storage

Traditionally, laptops are opted to use HDDs. But nowadays, they come equipped with faster and more reliable SDDs. This goes the same with PCs, though the storage for laptops are more viable to damage due to the constant dangers coming from their mobility.

The Battery and Power Supply

Modern laptops use lithium ion batteries while thinner ones opt for the flatter litium polymer batteries. PCs are excluded from the usage of batteries due to their constant need for a steady power supply.

The Cooling

PCs nowadays are spoiled with cooling choices like bigger and more durable fans and liquid cooling technology. While on the other hand, laptops rely on heat sinks and heat pipes to channel the constant heat away from crucial and sensitive parts of the system.

We could go into more detail with this but the above are all the main hardware components you should be aware of for PCs and laptops alike. Now let's take a look at our tips and tricks on maintaining your hardware. Read on below.

Tips and Tricks on Maintaining Your PC and Laptop Hardware Singapore

  1. When using a laptop, make sure it is placed on a breathable surface. This means not on the bed, not on the carpet, and most certainly not on your lap.
  2. PC building is genuinely fun, make sure you know what you want out of your built before buying so that you can know how to maintain it fully.
  3. Only leave the battery in your laptop when you are not plugged in or when you're not charging it. Like most chargeable devices, it can be overcharged and it'll damage your battery.
  4. Make it a habit to clean everything; your laptop keyboard and screen, your PC tower, the mouse--everything.
  5. The hardware in your system can only be maintained so far. Updating and keeping tabs on the software you use is crucial in not overbearing or allowing them to be outdated.
  6. You are also somewhat a hardware, take rest for every hour that you are on the laptop or PC. This is good for both you and your system of choice.

Don't Make Your Life Hard, Just Maintain Your Hardware

We're serious about this. There were too many stories of laptop frying and desktop explosions that we can tell that root from ill-maintenance. But if you're in need of looking for spare parts or if you're building a PC and want to find a bargain online, then iprice is the right place to be. Check out our many categories like Fans & Cooling, HDDs, Power Supplies, and Graphic Cards. Be sure to be sure of what you purchase beforehand.

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